Playing Rook 6 to 8 Hours a Day: Too Much?

So, I happened to be speaking to a friend of mine about playing rook.  We were talking simply about things like who they play with and where they play, you know, small talk in the rook game world.   No strategy talk or anything.   Then, I asked them about how often they play.   I was amazed to find out that this person said they play about 6 to 8 hours every day!

Now seriously, I love rook, but to play it 6 – 8 hours every day?  That is like a full time job!  There have got to be other games out there, or other things to do out there that have got to make your enjoy your day a little bit other than just playing rook all day.

Yes, you guessed it, this was an older gentleman.  Granted, he did not have much else in terms of day-to-day activities to keep him preoccupied, but 6 – 8 hours a day?   Everyday?

My question for you is, how often do you get to play in a day?  OK, I mean how often do you get to play in a week?  Month? How much rook playing is too much?

3 thoughts on “Playing Rook 6 to 8 Hours a Day: Too Much?

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  2. tim wayne

    I’ve been accused of being obsessed with Rook, but not 6- 8 hours a day. I have a group of guys that get together once a week to play. I would like to play a couple times of week. We do play the Red one version, or high Octane Rook as we call it. Does anybody know if there are any tounraments in Iowa.

  3. admin Post author

    Hi Tim,
    Thanks for chiming in. I am a once a week player as well. I enjoy the game enough that if we got together 5 times a week, I would enjoy it, but that would last probably only 2 to 3 weeks before I would be ready to move on.

    I am not familiar with Rook tourneys in Iowa, anyone else have a clue?


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